The Union Health Ministry on Friday mentioned that of the 183 Omicron optimistic instances reported in India, three sufferers have already taken three doses and 121 had a international journey historical past.
Addressing a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan mentioned, “Throughout evaluation of 183 Omicron optimistic instances 121 had a international historical past, 44 instances don’t have any journey historical past however most of them are those that got here involved with those that have journey historical past. 87 folks have been absolutely vaccinated, three folks have been those that acquired three doses and amongst them two are from Delhi and one is from Maharashtra.”
Mr Bhushan additional mentioned that the vaccination standing of some sufferers is underneath monitoring and a few have been unvaccinated.
“Seven folks unvaccinated, two folks amongst them partially vaccinated, 16 Omicron optimistic sufferers have been ineligible and 73 are these whose vaccination standing is unknown we’re monitoring that,” he added.
Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) mentioned that they’re reviewing scientific knowledge to formulate a coverage on booster photographs.
“Deliberations are underway. We’re reviewing scientific knowledge to formulate a coverage,” mentioned Dr Balram Bhargava, Director Basic of ICMR on vaccine booster photographs.
As a working group of the Nationwide Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) suggestions continues to be underneath course of over booster dose and vaccination for kids, Dr VK Paul, member Niti Aayog mentioned, “Resolution on the booster and youngsters’s vaccination shall be based mostly on science.”